Incident Summary:

08/02/2013: Assailants ambushed a joint military and police convoy in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. The convoy was returning from an earlier attack on a tribal elder's home when it was ambushed, leading to a five-hour clash. At least 22 security personnel and 60 assailants were killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the battle. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201308020009

When:
2013-08-02

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nangarhar

City:
Sherzad district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Afghan National Army (ANA)
Specific Description Joint Convoy
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Afghan National Police (ANP)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Heavy and light weapons were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 82 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 82
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 60
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Eastern Afghanistan Clash With Taliban Kills Dozens," Bloomberg, August 2, 2013."
"22 police, 76 Taliban killed in Afghan battle: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, August 2, 2013."
"AFP: 22 Police, 76 Taliban Killed In Afghan Battle: Officials," AFP (World Service), August 2, 2013."